There is nothing bad about enjoying things, things that bring us joy and make our moment better. However, if we attach something more to it, then we will always be left disappointed.
Our inner peace is a state that is not affected by anything external unless we choose it to be so.
When we get the new car, the bigger house, the bigger salary etc, if we have attached our fulfilment to reaching this goal and happiness, then there will always be something more and more and more that we can get and own.
If we are content and at peace, before the new ‘thing’ comes, then we are more than likely going to be after it has arrived, as the ‘thing’ is of no consequence to our state, again unless we choose it. If we are not content and not at peace, the same applies, we will not be content or at peace after whatever ‘thing’ arrives.
Just have joy as a permanent option within, silencing the mind and ego, and things can add to that joy, but like every form, they are temporary and not be relied upon for our happiness.
When the thing we so crave, desire and fight for happens, then there is often emptiness, nothing, a letdown. All that negative energy we have used to get to it.
The more we fixate our minds on things, especially material things or superficial ones, the more pain and suffering it brings us to get things that we didn’t need and bring us no joy. We simply move onto more pain to get the next thing, hoping that may bring us joy.
It is a repeating process driven by our falsely mind-created self-image, we crave things to fit our made-up story of who we are and think it brings us happiness as it goes with the role we are playing out in our head.
Who we really are is beyond the mind, and does not need anything to bring joy, as deep in our soul there is peace, calm, love and joy always. We are untouchable from the fantasy world that our mind inhabits. The world that most see as normal life!
Just be grateful for all that you have, use your inner energy to be at peace and to go with the flow of each unfolding moment, the universe will bring us what our soul needs and there will be only calm and no suffering, no negative energy fighting for things that are not needed.